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dougm:
Hi,
I am currently using

/etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Sparky
DISTRIB_RELEASE=6.0
DISTRIB_CODENAME=Po-Tolo
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="SparkyLinux"
/etc/issue
SparkyLinux 6.0
/etc/debian_version
bullseye/sid

I have Sparky 6 "Po-Tolo" which is based on Debian bullseye, which was released in Aug 2021 as v11.0.   

Let's say I never do a version upgrade, just normal updates, then I will continue to have Sparky 6 Po-Tolo based on bullseye?


Debian released an update v11.1 on Oct 9, 2021 -- how can I tell if my Linux is based on Debian 11.1 and not 11.0?   Do I need to do anything special to have 11.1 ?  Or just a normal update.

Does Sparky increment its version number when there is a Debian update?  For example, is there a Sparky v6.1 for Debian 11.1?

Is there a lag time between a Debian update (eg, v11.0 -> 11.1) and a Sparky update (eg v6.0 -> 6.1) ?


Let's say I upgrade Sparky to Sparky 7 Orion Belt.  Does that mean my Linux will, on that day, be based on Debian "testing" (future release name bookworm) ?   

If so, then does that mean that Sparky 7 Orion Belt is a "rolling" version (to use Sparky Linux terminology) ?

When bookworm is released as Debian 12.0 then Sparky 7 Orion Belt will automatically become the Sparky "stable" version ?  I don't have to do any special upgrade, just the normal updates?   

Or is there a lag time between a Debian release (eg. 12.0) and when current Sparky becomes a "stable" version?


thanks



pavroo:
If you keep your os up to date, you get all updates and versions from Debian and Sparky repos.

dougm:
Ok, but maybe someone could answer my questions   :)

thanks

pavroo:

--- Quote ---When bookworm is released as Debian 12.0 then Sparky 7 Orion Belt will automatically become the Sparky "stable" version ?
--- End quote ---
Yes, it will.


--- Code: ---Or is there a lag time between a Debian release (eg. 12.0) and when current Sparky becomes a "stable" version?
--- End code ---
Usually is a few days, simply check Debian stable Bullseye release day and Sparky 6 stable release day.

dougm:
I've reduced the number of questions   :)

I have Sparky 6 "Po-Tolo" which is based on Debian bullseye, which was released in Aug 2021 as v11.0.   

If I do normal updates (not upgrade), then I will continue to have Sparky 6 Po-Tolo based on bullseye?


Debian released an update v11.1 on Oct 9, 2021 -- how can I tell if my Linux is based on Debian 11.1 and not 11.0?   Do I need to do anything special to have 11.1 ?  Or just a normal update.


Does Sparky increment its version number when there is a Debian update?  For example, is there a Sparky v6.1 for Debian 11.1?


Is there a lag time between a Debian update (eg, v11.0 -> 11.1) and a Sparky update (eg v6.0 -> 6.1) ?


Let's say I upgrade Sparky to Sparky 7 Orion Belt.  Does that mean my Linux will, on that day, be based on Debian "testing" (future release name bookworm) ?   

If so, then does that mean that Sparky 7 Orion Belt is a "rolling" version (to use Sparky Linux terminology) ?

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